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UltraConvenient. UltraFlexible. UltraMate LQ

Posted on October 10, 2019

UltraMate® LQ is a sulfonated potassium humate liquid. It completely mixes when added directly to liquid fertilizer, micronutrient, or pesticide formulations over a wide range of pH values. The compatibility of UltraMate LQ allows the user to apply this humate using application methods which are unacceptable [...]

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September Agronomy Update

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on September 13, 2019

MANAGEMENT By Dave Dyson, Agronomist

Crop residue, or “trash”, can be a major source of problems for farmers in the spring during planting. Corn stalks can especially cause havoc to planters or drills. The excess cellulose and stalk residue can puncture tires, create voids in [...]

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Agronomy Update July 2019

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on July 18, 2019

MANAGEMENT By Dave Dyson, Agronomist

The excessive rain this spring and late planting dates, combined with increased participation in crop insurance, are creating a unique situation. On average, the U.S. has around 3 million acres declared prevent planting per season. According to The Andersons Trade Group, this [...]

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Agronomy Update June 2019

Posted on June 18, 2019

MANAGEMENT By Jessica Link, Product Specialist

The typical spring excitement switched to high levels of stress as #plant19 became #noplant19 in several areas of the country. Significant precipitation plagued the Midwest, putting a delay on growers getting into the field to plant. With a recent stretch of [...]

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Agronomy Update May 2019

Posted on May 23, 2019

MANAGEMENT By Dave Dyson, Agronomist

The rain just keeps on coming and delaying corn planting in the majority of the Corn Belt. As the 2019 planting date moves further back into May, you may be looking for ways to reduce wait times before planting. I fielded many calls [...]

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Agronomy Update April 2019

Posted on April 12, 2019

MANAGEMENT By Dave Dyson, Agronomist

As the days get longer and temperatures rise, the drive to get in the field becomes more overpowering. The long-term forecast shows the higher precipitation pattern that we’ve seen so far this year is likely to persist into spring. In [...]

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Agronomy Update March 2019

Posted on March 12, 2019

MANAGEMENT By Jessica Stacy, Product Specialist

Current weather conditions have not been ideal for the ground to dry out and warm up for the upcoming growing season. It’s been cold and wet with no end in sight. According to the latest Crop Progress Report, 44 out [...]

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Agronomy Update February 2019

Posted on February 22, 2019

MANAGEMENT By Jessica Stacy, Product Specialist

Every year we set out to test new products, validate current products, and try out some innovative ideas with the goal of providing high-quality, yield-producing solutions for growers. Rather than performing these trials in one region or state we conduct the [...]

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Agronomy Update January 2019

Posted on January 8, 2019

MANAGEMENT By Agronomist, Dave Dyson

I would like to start the new year off right by discussing the value of utilizing one of The Andersons’ low-salt, high-quality starter fertilizers and MicroCarb ZMBTM together. These two products go together like peas and carrots!  [...]

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Agronomy Update December 2018

Posted on December 10, 2018

MANAGEMENT By: Jessica Stacy, Product Specialist

Cool and wet weather during October and November has resulted in the nation’s slowest soybean harvest on record since 2009 (USDA Office of the Chief Economist WOAB). Soybean harvest is 94 percent complete, 4 percent behind the 4-year average (USDA Crop [...]

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Agronomy Update November 2018

Posted on November 5, 2018

MANAGEMENT By: Jessica Stacy, Product Specialist

Farming is variable. Some years are great, and you can throw everything but the kitchen sink at your crop; other years, not as much. When crop prices are less than ideal, nutritional “add-ons” and stimulant-type products are typically [...]

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Agronomy Update September 2018

Posted on September 24, 2018

MANAGEMENT By Agronomist, Dave Dyson

The Pro Farmer Crop Tour has wrapped up, and they have released their official yield estimate for the 2018 U.S. corn crop.  They have estimated the U.S. corn crop at 177.3 bushel per acre average.  The [...]

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Agronomy Update August 2019

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on August 8, 2018

MANAGEMENT By Dave Dyson, Agronomist

The wet spring this year has provided a change of pace for growers. With many fields sitting empty, growers are taking advantage of completing fall fieldwork now. When considering your fieldwork tasks, it is important to think about fertilizer applications, particularly for [...]

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Agronomy Update August 2018

Posted on August 2, 2018

MANAGEMENT By Agronomists, Dave Dyson, Dani Kusner & Jessica Stacy

For the past few weeks, reports have increased for different kinds of beetles attacking both corn and soybeans.  The first pest is the Japanese beetle, which is normal for this time of year.   [...]

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Agronomy Update July 2018

Posted on July 10, 2018

MANAGEMENT By David Dyson, Agronomist

In parts of the corn belt, quite a bit of corn was planted in a two week window. With the potential for booming corn yields and more acres than usual ripening at once, harvest may take a while to complete. The [...]

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Agronomy Update June 2018

Posted on June 13, 2018

MANAGEMENT By David Dyson, Agronomist

When my kids start complaining about their teenage angst, the saying around my house is: “Do you need a tissue for your issue?” In the agriculture world, sometimes taking a tissue sample can make you aware of an issue before [...]

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Agronomy Update May 2018

Posted on May 8, 2018

MANAGEMENT By David Dyson, Agronomist

This last month I had the opportunity to travel to North Platte, Nebraska.  North Platte is the home to West Central Research and Extension Center for the University of Nebraska.  This research facility is utilized by Dr. Greg Kruger, an [...]

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Agronomy Update April 2018

Posted on April 19, 2018

MANAGEMENT By David Dyson, Agronomist   The Three Amigos — Zinc, Manganese, and Boron

The three micronutrients included in a starter fertilizer should be zinc, manganese, and boron. Zinc is the most deficient micronutrient in the world, with boron coming in a close second.  Please note, [...]

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Agronomy Update March 2018

Posted on March 15, 2018
MANAGEMENT By David Dyson, Agronomist

 

Starter Additives Add Up

If we want to bring our yields up to the next level, we need to take a serious look at starter additives.  I’d like to talk about two additives which contain fulvic acid and [...]

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Agronomy Update February 2018

Posted on February 12, 2018

MANAGEMENT By David Dyson, Agronomist

Prepay season seems to be winding down across the corn belt, but before the talk goes completely away from inputs, let’s have a discussion about additives in your starter. 

The term starter can have many meanings to [...]

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Agronomy Update January 2018

Posted on January 9, 2018

MANAGEMENT By David Dyson, Agronomist

As we say goodbye to the past and ring in the new year, it is time to look forward to the next cropping season. A good plan can be the difference between an average yield and a great yield. Planning for a [...]

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Agronomy Update December 2017

Posted on December 11, 2017

  MANAGEMENT THE IMPORTANCE OF ZINC

Zinc is one of the micronutrients required for plant growth and development. Zinc is essential for protein synthesis, seed and grain formation, plant maturity, growth regulation, and the formation of enzyme systems. Zinc is immobile in the soil, so a constant [...]

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Agronomy Update November 2017

Posted on November 13, 2017

MANAGEMENT

A properly crafted fertility program leads to the success of your crop today, tomorrow, and in the future. Including PureGrade® liquid fertilizer in your program will ensure your crop has the nutrients needed to reach its full potential. PureGrade low-salt starters are the best choice [...]

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Agronomy Update October 2017

Posted by Brian Banks and Amy Schroeder on October 16, 2017

MANAGEMENT By Brian Banks, Senior Agronomist CORN

CORN GRAIN DRY DOWN

According to the USDA, corn harvest progress is well behind the five year average. Other than the recent weather delays, the corn has been roughly 5-10 days behind the average for most of this [...]

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Agronomy Update September 2017

Posted on September 13, 2017

SCOUTING By Brian Banks, Senior Agronomist CORN

TEST WEIGHT AND YIELD During the month of September, conversations about yield and test weight are prevalent as harvest nears. It is often thought if the test weight is good, then the yield will be good. Or vice versa, if [...]

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Agronomy Update August 2017

Posted on August 11, 2017

SCOUTING By Brian Banks, Senior Agronomist CORN

WESTERN BEAN CUTWORM Western bean cutworm continues to be a concern as moth flight extended for up to 6 weeks in areas. Scouting should continue to occur as treatments are needed before the larvae reach the ear and are not subjected [...]

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Agronomy Update July 2017

Posted on July 14, 2017

Scouting By Brian Banks, Senior Agronomist

Overall, this season has not seen any major concerns with disease or insect infestations across the Corn Belt as a whole. It is, however, that time of year to be scouting for the following issues in corn and soybeans.

Corn  [...]

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